Kozhikode: PM Narendra Modi speaking at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's centenary celebrations in Kozhikode, Kerala said that Muslims shouldn't be treated as vote bank.
PM Modi said that Deendayal Upadhyaya, 50 years back, had said 'don’t reward Muslims, don’t rebuke Muslims, empower them'.
"Deendayal Upadhyaya ji said, Muslims shouldn't be treated as substance for votes or looked down upon, they should be considered equal," PM Modi in his speech.
Also, the PM reiterated that 'Sabka saath, sabka vikas' is the commitment of his government.
"Today people discuss about global warming, but Deendayal Upadhyaya ji back then used to say that we should respect our resources," PM Modi said.
Also, PM said that his party (BJP) was formed for poor section of society and all our initiatives today are focussing on down trodden people only.
"Our govt is committed to the welfare of the last person in the society," PM added.
Praising BJP, the PM said, "Other parties might have good people but we have better people than them. All our senior leaders made us what we are today."
Talking about elections, PM Modi said, "There is a need for a discussion to bring in change in the procedure for elections in our country."